in the Greek Isles
an 11- day Athens . Mykonos . Santorini Escapade
in the Greek Islands This 11-day itinerary includes three days
in Athens, then whisks you by air to idyllic hideaways in the Greek
Islands. You'll compare superlatives.
Our select island facilities offer privacy, intimacy, and outings to
villages, beaches, taverns and more. The choice is yours. Daily arrival
in Athens : April - Nov
You may start with the Islands, and have Athens at the end, your International
flight into Athens on Day 1 should arrive no later than 1 PM in the
1 - ATHENS- Daily Arrival : April-Nov - Choose your own arrival
You'll be greeted at the airport by our local representative, who will
assist with formalities and baggage, and see you to your hotel. Once
you settle in, you're free to stroll, browse for curios and treasures,
and perhaps dine at a cafe in the old Plaka district. Or, we'll be pleased
to arrange an optional Athens by Night tour, which includes a Greek
dinner and musical entertainment.
2 - ATHENS - Group Tour (B)
A half-day city tour will orient you to the high points of Athens.
You'll visit Syntagma Square, at the very heart of the city; the Parliament;
Hadrian's Arch; and culminate with the Acropolis and its museum. Your
afternoon is free for further exploring, shopping, or, perhaps, another
visit to the Plaka.
3 Private Tour Argolis (BL)
Private Air Conditioned Vehicle - Private Chauffeur - Private Guide
Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch is included at a local restaurant . Bottled
water / tea or coffee : included with your lunch. Drive through Corinth
crossing the famous canal to Mycenae where visits are Included to the
Lion Gate, Tombs of Agememnon and Clytemnestra, and the Palace. Luncheon
at the seaside resort town of Nauplion. Afterward, a short drive to
the world famous theater of Epidaurus, known for its perfect acoustics.
Visit the museum and Askelpeion. Return to Athens in the early evening.
For the lunch we will either stop in Mycenae or Nauplion.
detail on your drive today :
- Corinth canal is about 1.15 hours drive (depending on traffic)
distance is 85 kilometers.
canal - Mycenae is around 30 minutes. The distance is 45 kilometers.
- Epidaurus is 45 minutes. This distance is 60 kilometers.
- Athens (via the coastal road) is around 2:15hrs. The distance is
approx. 150 kilometers.
DAY 4 - ATHENS, MYKONOS (B)
Take the morning to finish your shopping, or for additional explorations.
In the afternoon, we'll call for you and see you to the airport for
your flight to the island of Mykonos. We'll have a representative on
hand to meet you, and check you in to your hotel. Relax!
5 - MYKONOS (B)
The day is totally yours. There's no need to venture beyond the grounds
of your lovely hotel. But on the other hand, there's plenty of reason
to do so, starting with 350 whitewashed churches and chapels, dramatic
cliffs, blue seas, and secluded beaches.
6 - MYKONOS (B)
Maybe this will be your day to stay put. Or maybe you'll mix relaxation
with walks to photograph the famed windmills of Mykonos, or to watch
fishermen at work along the sea.
7 - MYKONOS, SANTORINI (B)
Reserve some time to stroll the cobbled lanes of Mykonos, to sip an
ouzo at a waterside cafe, to discover a beach or two, to pick up a loaf
of fresh bread and cheese and olives, and picnic on a hillside as you
look out to sailboats at sea. We'll rendezvous in time to take you to
your ferry ( Business class ) or hydrofoil for Santorini. On arrival,
we'll see that you're checked in to your hotel. Click here for : Sample
Villas in Santorini:
Dana Villas, in Firostefani offers view of the ancient volcano.
Chromata Apartments, in Imerovigli offers also view of the ancient volcano.
Both are available for Deluxe & Superior First class categories
8 - SANTORINI (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your lovely hotel and linger for as long as you wish.
When you venture out, explore the cliff top town of Thira with its winding
paths leading from view to spectacular view. We offer an optional tour
to the archaeological site of Akrotiri, reputed to be the center of
the lost civilization of Atlantis. Sample
optional tours available based on Private arrangement or Local Group
DAY 9 - SANTORINI (B)
The day is yours for relaxing or exploring on your own--or both! You
might take a boat across to the dormant volcano, and ascend through
a crater-pocked moonscape to the crater. Or savor a soak in hot sulfur
springs. Arrange a winery visit or another excursion.
an extra night in Santorini or Mykonos ? Please
10 - Santorini or Athens (B)
If your flight tomorrow from Athens is an early morning one, then suggest
that you fly back to Athens today. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your
hotel. We'll pick you up and see you to your Athens-bound flight , upon
arrival in Athens , proceed on your own to Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel.
If your flight tomorrow is a late afternoon one from Athens to your
home country then , you may wish to spend the night in Santorini and
connect tomorrow to Athens.
The flight Santorini Athens is included in our rate , economy class,
11 - Departure from Athens or Santorini (B)
After breakfast , if you are at Sofitel Athens
Airport Hotel, then proceed on your own to your gate .
you are leaving from Santorini , our local rep will assist with your
transfer from the hotel to Santorini Airport .
Kalo Taxidi! Bon Voyage! Add
per person in US$, Double Occupancy
per person in US$, in Single Occupancy
starts daily in Athens : March to November
accommodation as per itinerary .
Prefer to handle
Athens hotel yourself ?
City tour with a private driver, air-conditioned vehicle and private
Breakfast daily at the hotels.
greeting and assistance Hotel transfers in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini.
Hotel service charges and taxes .
within Greece as per itinerary , in economy class, tax included .
airfare from/to USA.
Gratuities Personal expenses.
and meals not specifically listed .
Cancellation Insurance. Travel Insurance (Please ask your own insurance
hotels in Athens :
Divani Palace Acropolis.
To upgrade to Athens Plaza or the Grand Bretagne Classical room ,
please add : $ 650 USDS per person in double
: Titania . Stanley
Sample hotels in Mykonos:
Royal Myconian , Myconian Imperial or similar
For staying in a Deluxe room with Jacuzzi at the Royal Myconian in
Mykonos , the supplement is
$USD 570 per person for the whole stay
Class : Petassos Beach ." K" Group Hotel
Villas/ Apartments in Santorini:
Deluxe rates :Volcano View Villas. Nikos Villas in Oia .
For Dana Villas with a view of the Caldera &
the sea ( Firostefani) . Please add : $ 150 per person, or upgrade
to a suite at Dana Villas for a supplemnet of $ $ 550 per person ,
or $700 per person for the Honeymoon Suite
For Chromata Apartments : Superior Rooms : with a
view of the caldera & the sea (Imerovigli.)
Please add : $ 250 USD per person .
Sun Rocks ,
in Firostefani , Astra Apartments, On The Rocks" or Tzekos Villas
a private villa at the Pantheon with a private swimming pool, please
add $860 Per person for the total stay in Santorini to the deluxe
rate listed above.
Reviews: What other guests say about our services :
Adrian and Melina
Original Message --------
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2:04 PM
We just wanted to let you know we made it back home after our weeklong
detour through Italy. Athens was fantastic. The tours were very good,
and short of heading out to the islands, I can't think of a single thing
we would have rather done while there.
Although we had an excellent time in Athens, Egypt was by far the highlight
of our entire trip, including Italy. We just can't say enough
about Ahmed, Isis, Ashraf, and all our drivers. We simply could not
have done the trip without their help. Ahmed was very professional,
courteous, and helpful, and always went out of his way to make sure
we were where we needed to be at the right time. Our Egyptologist guides,
Isis and Ashraf, were both very knowledgeable and made our visit so
much better with their endless supply of information. We wore out both
days long before they did. We will definitely try to come back to Egypt
when we have more time to spend.
Thank you so much for arranging the trip, allowing us to customize what
we needed to, and putting us in touch with such good people. And please
find attached pictures of us enjoying a camel ride. :-)
Adrian & Melina